Deconstructed Cajun Black Bean Burgers With Sweet Potato Oven Fries


15 ounces can black beans
1/2 cup cilantro
1 serrano pepper, deseeded and deveined
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
1/2 beet, julienned or shredded
1 carrot, julienned or shredded
1 tablespoon Creole Seasonings* (see below)
2 tablespoons Hemp Seeds
1 large sweet potato, sliced
1 Tablepoon Creole Seasoning
1 cup fennel, thinly sliced
1/2 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
1/8 cup red onions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil


In a food processor, shred the carrot and beet and set aside in a bowl.
Add 1/4 cup of beans to mixture.
Add the rest of the beans to the food processor.
Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until pureed.
Add bean mixture to the shredded veggies and combine well.
Form 5 patties.
Heat a nonstick skillet with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and cook 3 patties at a time for 3-5 minutes on each side on medium heat.
Repeat with the rest of the patties and serve.
Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix all the ingredients and spread potatoes over cookie sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Fennel Salad
Combine all ingredients and massage the salad for 3 minutes.


Since I have been concentrating on more whole foods and less carbs, new recipes keep coming in my mind. Last night, despite being home alone, I decided to make something delicious and creative. A few days ago I talked about the same types of food that are available to vegans at Mexican restaurants, well how about I talk about foods available at pubs and burger places? Not too much to offer except for a "veggie" burger or otherwise known as a "mystery" veggie burger. Sometimes I wonder what all those because they all seem sometimes generic. Who likes generic. Take Chili's restaurants. I like that they offer BOCA burgers and a Black Bean burger because at least that is more than one choice. I have a local tap room that serves a delicious veggie burger that is created by the chef, but otherwise, every other place has the same patty.

Last night I decided to try my hand at my own black bean burger with a Cajun flair. It was gluten-free and full of veggies. I left off the bun, thus the deconstructed part, and placed the burger on a bed of fennel / romaine lettuce with then a layer of tomatoes and avocado. Nothing can be too compelete without the fries so I made the low glycemic option of potatoes by making sweet potato. Regular potatoes have too much sugar so sweet potatoes are the better option


5.0 patties


Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:48am

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